dan goodsell art

posted by the scholar on December 19th, 2007
filed under: art, for kids, humor, illustration

i am extremely fond of the work of prolific california artist dan goodsell and his food themed motley crew of characters that have sprung from his fount of imagination. this happy roving gang features the irrepressible mr. toast and his homies, like shaky bacon, lemonhead and joe the egg. they join each other and support each other as friends do, together at milestone moments or just chilling out.










warning! love fest: i love his sense of humor and the super smiley color palette. the simplicity of his drawings evokes a lot of joy. i love how kids and adults alike can have a shared laugh when viewing his artwork. i love seeing food as everyday people in unexpected places. i love how he has made these art pieces available in all types of ways – original paintings, online comics, plush toys, buttons, books and cards. and i love being a collector of his work.

this kind of whimsical imagination is like a giant magnet to me. i can’t help but put myself right alongside these instantly beloved characters and be part of the gang. i’m thinking i’m an eggplant. or something else purple. maybe a fig?

right now my mr. toast doll is looking at me and winking.

be sure to check out dan’s flickr stream, blog and etsy shop – there is so much quality content that you’ll be quickly immersed! and don’t miss the archive of vintage photos and advertising too!

you can also find select merchandise of dan’s at mahar dry goods.

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8 Responses to “dan goodsell art”

  1. technabob Says:

    Is that the Next Great American Band up there? Shaky Bacon on the drums is in the pocket!

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bob,

    you are amusing! i love shaky bacon as peter criss!

    thanks for the visit!

  3. DJ Inphinity Says:

    so cute…I’m sure kids will enjoy looking at those piece..

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi dj inphinity,

    they are funny aren’t they? i think they would be great in a kid’s room, but adults like them too!

    nice to see you!

  5. sosser Says:

    so glad you wrote a post on mr. toast! i’ve been a secret fan ever since i met him at your party. 🙂

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    well i had no idea you liked mr.toast! hmmm, birthday ideas…

    thanks for stopping in!

  7. Jack Payne Says:

    I agree that Sponge Bob, Square Pants should be a role model, but this example is going over the edge, don’t you think?

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi jack,

    hmmm, well i can only speak on behalf of mr. toast to say he’s a bready bon vivant who enjoys travel and spending time with friends. i do not know enough about sponge bob to compare the two. 🙂

    thanks for the visit and happy holidays!

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